Zabaglione is a creamy rich Italian dessert made from egg yolks which are whipped until they are so pale that…
Baked apples are so autumnal – they colour up like fall leaves when you bake them especially if you use the red-skinned variety. These are stuffed with butter and raisins and golden sultanas and basted with Amaretto and sprinkled with Amaretti biscuits. A creative way of using up slightly wrinkled apples too!
A Japanese recipe for spinach salad that can be served warm or cold. Serve it in little Asian bowls along with a bowl of miso soup.
A fresh salad made from simple ingredients – one to make to use up the last few carrots in the bag and any oranges you have on the kitchen counter that are on the turn.
It’s so simple to make cottage cheese from scratch that you’ll wonder why you haven’t made it before now – all you need is full fat milk and lemon juice, both items that you can find easily.
The simplest pasta dishes are the most rewarding to cook and eat. This is definitely one of them.
A simple tea-time cake which also freezes well. Serves 8 You’ll need an 8-inch loaf tin. Ingredients 175g unsalted butter,…
A hand pie is literally that, one you form by hand and one you eat in your hand! They can be as higgeldy-piggeldy as you like in shape as long as you make sure all sides are sealed so the filling stays put (though as you’ll see from our photo this is a virtual impossibility and some of the fruity juices will inevitably leak out). This makes them look even more hand-made so they will be even more of a success. Use any fruit.
Kefir is a grain that you ferment in either milk or water (that’s why people talk about milk kefir or water kefir). We regularly have a jar of milk kefir on the go in the gréatfood kitchen. It helps to maintain a healthy microbiome in your gut so that healthy bacteria can thrive. We swear by it because it gives you a flat wobbly tummy without having to diet. (Eat a few spoons of milk kefir after eating a pizza and the next day you won’t feel that your waist has tripled in size.)
Breakfast or dessert or a midday treat? You choose. We can eat french toast any time of the day. You can find brioche in the supermarket now – it’s not the real thing but it is an airy and light bread that makes good French toast. Serve it with a fruit compote, dust with icing sugar and a spoon of sour cream and you are ready to go. It takes minutes to make.